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Dec 13

Healthy Eats Recipe - Christmas Salad

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM by Doug Bolnick


Our next Healthy Eats treat brings color and crunch to your holiday meal. Watch and see how easy it is to make our Christmas Salad for your family: 

 Christmas Salad
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1 cup kale, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces

1/4 cup dates
1 medium red apple, diced (favorite variety)
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
2 tablespoons grated Mozzarella cheese


3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Pinch of salt to taste

  1. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a small bowl. Set dressing aside to combine flavors.
  2. Add kale, dates, apple, almonds and cheese to a large serving bowl and mix together gently.
  3. Top kale mixture with dressing and serve cold.

Recipe makes three, one cup servings. Each serving contains:

151 calories
5 grams protein
17 grams carbohydrates
8.5 grams fat
4 milligrams cholesterol
161 milligrams sodium
3 grams fiber